Tom Ferriter directs and produces the Stageplays Theatre Company presentation, which will begin previews Feb. 1 and open Feb. 4 for a limited run through Feb. 24 at the Beckett Theatre in Theatre Row.
A cross-cultural tale, The Crying Woman/La Llorona follows the story of an American executive who relocates with his pregnant wife to Mexico City when his company assigns him the task of opening an American fast food restaurant there. At the centuries-old hacienda, the couple not only share the home with a Mexican architect and his young family but also the titular spirit, "who sings her song of sadness in hopes of rescuing the two couples from danger," according to show notes.
Ioana Alfonso (Wicked) stars with Natasha Tabandera (Mamma Mia!) as well as Julia Barnett, Trevor Jones, Mauricio Salgado and Germán Nande.
The design team includes Zhanna Gurvich (set), Vasilia Zivanic (costumes), Jeffrey Koger (lighting) and Chris Rummel (sound). Ron De Jesus (Movin' Out) choreographs and Cindy O'Connor ("Crash," "Racing Stripes") provides original music.
Mexico City native playwright Culebro has also penned A Leopard Complains of Its Spots, The Blank Page, Three Chairs and Just Because You're Paranoid (Doesn't Mean They're Not Out to Get You). She also teaches stage makeup and screenwriting at Texas Christian University. Tickets to The Crying Woman/La Llorona at the Beckett Theatre, 410 W. 42 Street, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information visit stageplaystheatre.com.